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Veterinary Viewpoints: Old McDonald Had a Farm

Multispecies farms are common around Oklahoma, and they do bring joy as the song indicates. There are, however, a few considerations when multiple species of animals are housed in proximity to one another. Certain medications, feeds and feed additives that are advantageous to the health of one species can actually be detrimental to other species.
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Veterinary Viewpoints: Controlling Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Spring through early summer in the U.S. is an ideal climate for internal parasites in such animals as sheep and goats. This year’s rainfall will promote larval hatching — and consumption by these small ruminants.

Animal Health and SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineSheep
Veterinary Viewpoints: Is it safe to lease bulls?

Wed, Jun 02, 2021

As breeding season approaches for many livestock species, the idea of leasing males arises. Importing genetics to improve a herd or flock and maintain hybrid vigor, without the purchase and maintenance of a male, is a very attractive idea, especially to smaller producers. On the surface, it can seem that leasing males is viable with little downside, but some real problems may occur.

Animal Health and SciencesSheepCattleCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Time to deworm sheep and goats once again

Thu, May 06, 2021

Internal parasites in sheep and goats can be especially serious threats to animal health and production, and the barber pole worm is the worst of the lot.

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Treating Pregnancy Toxemia, a Major Disease of Sheep

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Dr. Megan Williams works as an assistant professor of equine surgery at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. In early January 2020, she brought one of her sheep in for treatment – a pregnant ewe of the Hampshire breed.

College of Veterinary MedicineAnimal Health and SciencesSheep

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